Zoom Court

Set up and practice Zoom Court at least 24-48 hours prior to court. Call our office for links and codes to access zoom courtrooms at 708-408-9010.
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Guide to Attending Virtual Court Hearings via Zoom

Navigating through a virtual court hearing can be challenging. Our comprehensive guide ensures you're prepared for your court appearance on Zoom, with all the necessary steps and tips for a seamless experience.
Essential Requirements for Zoom Court Hearings
To participate in a virtual court session, you'll need:
-Device: A computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet with a camera and microphone.
-Internet: A reliable internet connection to maintain a stable Zoom connection.
-Zoom App: Download and install the Zoom application on your device.

Setting Up for Your Virtual Court Appearance
-Download Zoom:Mobile users can download Zoom from the App Store or Google Play.
-Desktop users should visit the official Zoom website to download the application.

Create Your Zoom Account:
-Sign up for a free account at Zoom's website using your email address.
-Remember to confirm your email to activate your account.

Test Your Setup:
-Check your audio and video settings in advance to avoid technical issues during the hearing.
-Ensure your internet connection is strong enough for video conferencing.

Joining the Zoom Court Session
-Pre-Session Setup: Join the Zoom call at least 15 minutes early.
-Accessing Your Hearing: Find your Zoom Courthouse link provided on our website to join your hearing.
-Identification: Use your full name and case number as your Zoom username for proper identification.

Alternative Call-In Method
-Call-In Option: For those without internet access, a phone-in option is available.
-Phone Connection: Use the provided phone number and follow the prompts to join via audio.

Best Practices for Zoom Court Hearings
-Attire: Dress appropriately as you would for an in-person court hearing.
-Background: Choose a neutral background and ensure good lighting.
-Mute Protocol: Stay muted unless it's your turn to speak to minimize background noise.
-Courtroom Etiquette: Maintain decorum and follow all court instructions for a smooth proceeding.

Technical Tips for a Smooth Hearing
-Internet Stability: A wired connection may be more reliable than wireless.
-Device Charging: Ensure your device is fully charged or plugged in during the hearing.
-Zoom Features: Familiarize yourself with Zoom's features like 'Share Screen' and 'Chat Room' for sharing documents if allowed by the court.

Important Notice
Recording or broadcasting court proceedings is strictly prohibited and may result in contempt of court.

*For User ID and Password Zoom login, please call Andy Sotiropoulos & Associates office @ 708-408-9010
andy@sotirolaw.com
(708)-350-6685
2021 Midwest Rd. Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523
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